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Nature Connection: Have you got it yet?

When I used to run nature connection workshops back in 2010, it was a struggle to get people to sign up. It seemed that people didn’t get what nature connection was or why they might want more of it. But … Continue reading

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Rethinking Power, Remaking Connection

Who has power? Political leaders tell us that they have the power and the media frequently reinforce that idea. But we have a choice; we can simply accept that, and hand over our power, or we can take steps to … Continue reading

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Sex, sensuality and the natural connection

I can’t help thinking that Valentine’s Day is too early in the year: Sex in the great outdoors is often as good as it gets, but not in mid-February! The Pagan celebration of sex and fertility, Beltane, falls on May … Continue reading

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Connection

I was at the launch of a new ecopsychology anthology last week. Nick Totton, one of the editors, commented that one common theme sang through all the very different chapters; connection. Many of my blogs have explored the interconnectedness of things, and … Continue reading

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Nature Connection Workshops: Reflections

Back in the Spring I wrote about the new series of Nature Connection Workshops Karen and I had planned. Now I find myself in early Autumn preparing for the last workshop of the year. The more I do of this work the more … Continue reading

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Nature connection workshops

I had a lovely day last Sunday: I was facilitating the first of this year’s Nature Connection workshops with my colleague, Karen of Green Space Coaching . We were at Hawkwood, a workers’ cooperative growing food on the edge of Epping Forest. Although … Continue reading

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Nature connection: Core routines

The sit spot is one of 13 core routines described in Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature. They are: Sit spot Story of the day Expanding sensory awareness Questioning and tracking Animal forms Wandering Mapping Exploring field guides Journalling Survival living Minds eye imagining Listening for bird language Thanksgiving Regularly practising just some … Continue reading

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Five steps to mental wellbeing

As I was walking home earlier this week I saw a card lying in the street. I picked it up and realized what it was; the five steps to wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation (NEF). This little card … Continue reading

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Psychedelic psychotherapy: The next big thing in psychiatry?

The UK Home Secretary has announced a review of cannabis for medicinal use. Does that bring psychedelic psychotherapy a step closer? When LSD was synthesized back in the 1950s psychiatrists were quick to see its potential. Research proliferated over the … Continue reading

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Bringing Mindfulness in Nature to the City

Both mindfulness and spending time in nature have many benefits, and combining the two – practising mindfulness in nature – creates a synergy that enhances them all. Nature connection, well-being and mindfulness are interrelated: Nature connection is enhanced by mindful … Continue reading

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